Monday, June 1, 2009

Weekend Wrap-up!

What a weekend! It went by much too fast, as so many do, but it was a good one.

Saturday - Ryan went to help his friend Tony fix his car, so that left me at home alone with my Mom. So, what does that mean, you ask? Why it means we watched Glee and Twilight, of course!! It was the 3rd time I'd seen the "series premiere/sneak peak" of Glee, but my Mom had not seen it yet. She felt the same why I did. [I cried the first time I watched. Okay, I cried the 3rd time too.] It just reminds me so much of my days in Shades of Blue, the show choir at Flower Mound HS. Those were some of the best days of my life. As for Twilight, I don't think my Mom or I should admit to how many times we've seen it. But, it never gets old. [And of course the New Moon trailer came out Sunday! Eeeeee....hurry up November 20!!] Ryan finally got home around 5:30 and we went to the grocery store.

Sunday - We went to church which was followed by the going away party for our beloved Pastor. He has been at our church for 9 years, and married Ryan & I. For those who are not familiar with the Methodist church, Pastors generally only serve at each church for 5-7 years. This is done primarily to teach us that the Pastor does not "make" the church...in other words like the old Bible song says; "The church is not a building, the church is not a steeple. The church is not a resting place, the church is the people". Nine years is an incredibly long time for a Pastor to be a one church, and we are so lucky he was able to stay as long as he was. It was an emotional day for many of us who have been at the church the whole time. And a lot of people I hadn't seen in a long time came, so it was good catching up with some of them. After church, we came home, changed into our suits and headed to the pool for an hour or so. The water felt great and it felt really good to be in the sun. I'm so pale, I'm practically translucent so I will definitely be spending more time in the pool. Then we came home, made dinner and relaxed. It was a great day. Also, on Sunday, a wonderful thing happened for my Mom. She had interviewed to work for a doctor from our church about a month ago, and never heard anything. Well Sunday, the doctor came up to my Mom and offered her the job!! I am SO happy for her!!!

So, that brings us to today. The first thing I do on Monday mornings is weigh myself. I started WW exactly one month ago today. I lost 4lbs last week!! Which means, I've lost 13lbs in one month. I am ecstatic!! And it makes it SO much easier to stay motivated! I have a long way to go still, but every pound counts. I cannot really tell a difference when I look in the mirror. The difference right now is that I am able to wear clothes I hadn't fit into since the wedding. I said I wouldn't buy any new clothes until 20lbs, but there is the cutest dress at Old Navy I've been eyeing. I may have to change it to 15lbs... ;)

2 comments:

Christina said...

Wow Rachel!! It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Congrats to your mom on her new position. :o) That makes me VERY happy. And - a special congrats to YOU on 13 lbs lost!!!! WAY TO GO!

Ashley said...

Ditto Christina Rach! Yay for your mom, and great job to you on the weight loss! You may be my inspiration to focus more ;) You rock!